Recently I have cleaned this mugo pine, Pinus mugo. Then I have plucked all the old needles. The needles have become very short and almost all of equal size. I am happy with this. But now someone will have to wire the whole tree again. It is becoming too dense looking, too much like a round ball. We need structure and some negative spaces here. So there is something to do within the next weeks.
The last image is as of summer 1995.